ERIC Number: ED421254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Injury Prevention and Control for Children and Youth. Third Edition.
Widome, Mark D., Ed.
This book was compiled for pediatricians and others who are interested in the control of pediatric injuries. The manual's three sections are: (1) "The Field of Pediatric Injury Prevention and Control," which provides a broad overview of the field and highlights the roles of the pediatrician in the control of injuries and a developmental approach to adolescent injury control; (2) "Injury Control in Specific Settings," which looks at injury prevention at home, at school, in the workplace, and on the farm; and (3) "Specific Topics," which covers topics related to the mechanism of injury or to specific products. Topics in this section are: (1) violence; (2) motor vehicles; (3) water safety; (4) fires and burns; (5) firearms; (6) mechanical airway obstruction; (7) product safety; (8) toy safety; (9) sports safety; (10) recreational activities and vehicles; and (11) injuries caused by animals. The book's seven appendices include mortality data, a guide to federal government involvement in injury control, and an introduction to available American Academy of Pediatrics materials. All chapters contain references. (LPP)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Adolescents, Agricultural Safety, Child Health, Child Safety, Children, Guidelines, Injuries, Occupational Safety and Health, Risk Management, Safety, Safety Equipment, School Safety, Traffic Safety
American Academy of Pediatrics, P.O. Box 927, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-0927 (Order No. MA0024, $44.95; member price, $39.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL.